Greg Zuerlein
Greg Zuerlein signed with the Cowboys this offseason but that doesn’t mean the starting job is his. Zuerlein is determined to win the kicking competition against Kai Forbath. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys signed Greg Zuerlein this offseason to a 3-year deal worth $7.5 million. It was an odd signing because Kai Forbath kicked so well for them last year. After signing with Dallas late in the 2019 season, Forbath went 10 for 10 on field-goal attempts. Hold on to your butts because we have a kicker competition.

Greg Zuerlein had this to say about entering the competition:

“I know Kai from having him come in and working out at the Rams’ facility in the past, and he’s a great guy,” Zuerlein told 103.3 KESN-FM, via the Dallas Morning News. “I look forward to being around him, learning from him. And hopefully, we have a good competition. Ideally, I win. I wouldn’t have signed here if I didn’t think I … I mean, you go anywhere and expect to win the job if you have any sort of confidence at all.

“I just look forward to being around him. I’ve been with other kickers in camp, and there’s never any animosity. Kickers get along very well. You go out, kick, and let the kicking speak for itself. Friendships don’t have to get in the way of a job. The rest is up for the coaches to decide.”

Greg Zuerlein would appear to have a leg up (pun intended) in the race with Kai Forbath. One would be the pricey contract he just signed. Two would be the connection with John Fassel. For those who don’t know, Fassel was the special teams coach with the Rams and a really good one too. Fassel likely had some say when it came to signing Zuerlein. Regardless, Dallas has to feel good they have the right kicker in house.